Press Releases

May 3, 2016

Still riding the high of their major milestone in suspending Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline project, Mass Power Forward drew 150 community leaders, advocates and organizers to the state house.

This month legislators are expected to debate an energy bill that could include provisions to finance hydropower imports, offshore wind, energy efficiency or new gas pipelines. Despite substantial risks to their customers, utilities and gas pipeline developers are advocating for a 'pipeline' tax to import fracked gas into New England.

April 22, 2016

Boston, MA-- While celebrating Earth Day at Fenway Park earlier today, Mayor Marty Walsh reiterated his commitment to moving Boston to Zero Waste over the coming years, and thanked young activists with the Boston Recycling Coalition in particular for their advocacy.

The Boston Recycling Coalition (BRC) has been working with the Walsh administration and national Zero Waste experts to launch a planning effort that will reduce waste, spur local green economic innovation and offer safe and well-paying jobs to area residents.

April 21, 2016

This week a group of Senators introduced the "True LEADership Act" to get lead out of contact with water and improve the quality of drinking water in the United States. Clean Water Action released the following statement.

April 21, 2016

BOSTON – To mark Earth Day this week, six leading statewide environmental organizations released an assessment of the first year of the Baker administration’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, awarding the administration a “C” grade.

April 20, 2016

On April 20th, Kinder Morgan released a statement: “As a result of inadequate capacity commitments from prospective customers, Kinder Morgan, Inc., (NYSE: KMI) and its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), have suspended further work and expenditures on the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project.”

Groups part of Mass Power Forward reacted:

April 8, 2016

Annapolis, MD – On Thursday, Maryland became the first state in the country to restrict consumer use of neonicotinoid pesticides, with the General Assembly passing the Pollinator Protection Act (SB 198 / HB 211) by large bipartisan margins. The Act has been a multi-year priority for the Smart on Pesticides coalition, an organization cofounded by the Maryland Pesticide Education Network and Clean Water Action.

March 23, 2016

New bill protects public from exposure to toxic chemicals, reflecting growing demand nationwide for flame retardant-free furniture.

March 22, 2016

In recognition of World Water Day, many of Connecticut’s major environmental groups announced their renewed commitment to safeguard all the state’s water resources including streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and drinking water sources.

March 11, 2016

MDC and the Town Of Bloomfield To Privatize And Sell Water; Advocates  Urge CT General Assembly to Support State New Legislation To Protect Water

March 23, 2016

In light of elevated concern about drinking water, the public has a right to expect that sacrificing any potential drinking water source would be subject to the highest level of scrutiny.